Yesterday I went somewhere that I hadn’t been for 12 years. I went to see the eye doctor. Wow, 12 years! That was the same year we moved into our new studios here at 12th and Rose. Yup, it’s been a while.
My wife actually booked this appointment for me a couple of weeks ago and and said I’d better keep it. I knew better than to cancel.
Talk about efficiency. My doctor’s office could learn a thing or two from this optometrist. Monday morning I had a text on my phone from the optometrist reminding me about my appointment. Tuesday morning I got a text wanting me to confirm my appointment. Then, yesterday morning I got another reminder, via text, about my appointment later that morning. It sure sounded like they wanted me there!
When I got there I wasn’t even sitting for 5 minutes before I was taken to some kind of machine for a quick test. Then I shuffled over to another machine for another test. After that I went to the waiting area outside the doctor’s office. Within two minutes I was inside his office to begin the exam. I was very impressed with the speed that whole thing was moving at!
When I got into the office the first thing the doctor asked me was, “What seems to be the problem?” I responded, “I don’t have any problems with my eyesight. My wife made me come.” He got a chuckle out of that. I actually do wear glasses when I watch TV, but they certainly are not a necessity.
After we were all done the doctor told me my eyesight hadn’t deteriorated at all since my last checkup. As a matter of fact, one eye was even better, however that happens! No worries about macular degeneration or the possibility of developing glaucoma. If I was to be graded on that exam, I’d have to give myself an A!
I did get another pair of glasses for my TV viewing, and seeing as I read so much, the doctor recommended a pair of reading glasses as well. So even though my eyesight was as good as it was before, I walked out of there with double the pairs of glasses that I had before going in.
As I left, the doctor said, “See you in a couple of years.” “Don’t worry doc, my wife will make sure of that!”